Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
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Viereck, Henry Lorenz

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_3977

Henry Viereck was born at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, on March 28, 1881. In 1900 he began studying Hymenoptera at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. After a brief attempt at studying medicine he returned to entomology and worked at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Entomology, the California State Horticultural Commission, United States Department of Agriculture Biological Survey, and the Canada Department of Agriculture. He published 92 papers on Hymenoptera, principally on Ichneumonidae and Andrenidae. He died on October 8, 1931, when he was struck by a hit-and-run motorist while collecting along a road near Loudenville, Ohio.


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